4th Crucis Lancers

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Fourth Crucis Lancers
Unit Profile (as of 3062)
Nickname Point Barrow Lancers
Parent Formation Crucis Lancers
Formed 2765-2785[1][2]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

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Galtor Campaign[edit]

During the Galtor Campaign the Fourth Lancers' arrival was the impetus for Warlord Yorioshi's withdrawal of the 6th Benjamin Regulars and the 17th Benjamin Regulars. The Fourth Lancers joined forces with the Bremond DMM to attack the command company of the 5th Galedon Regulars. Though they destroyed ten of the twelve 'Mechs, Warlord Samsonov was able to escape.[3]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

In the Fourth Succession War the 4th Crucis Lancers attacked Tikonov with the other Crucis Lancer RCTs. After that attack, they moved on to take Tybalt and Basalt.[4] While on Basalt, they faced Warrior House Ijori and defeated them.[5]

War of 3039[edit]

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The Fourth Crucis Lancers were deployed as part of General Nondi Steiner's force during the War of 3039.[6]

After that attack the LCAF assigned the Fourth Lancers to the Lyran Commonwealth-Free Worlds League border. They remained there until the formation of the Lyran Alliance.[6]

Clan Invasion[edit]

As of 3050, the unit was posted on Giausar.[7]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

The Fourth Lancers didn't participate in Operation Guerrero. However after the formation of the Lyran Alliance the Lancers returned to the Federated Suns.[6]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

The Fourth Crucis Lancers didn't participate in Operation Bulldog.[8]

Civil War[edit]

The Fourth Crucis Lancers saw serious combat on their homeworld, Giausar, facing the 2nd Donegal Guards. The Fourth withdrew into the dense forests of Giasaur and conducted hit and run raids. This pinned the 2nd Donegal to the world and prevented them from reinforcing other Loyalist units.[9] Soon the 7th Donegal Guards reinforced the 2nd Donegal, and the pressure on the 4th Lancers increased. The Lancers shifted their focus, attacking the supply depots of the Donegal Guards as well as isolated units. This worked, but reduced the 4th's combat strength.[10] The ComGuard's 167th Division left their post and landed on Giasaur to reinforce the 4th Crucis Lancers. Unfortunately the 7th Donegal killed most of their command structure before the 167th broke contact and linked up with the 4th Lancers. The 4th took command of the 167th's survivors. Soon after this, the 2nd Donegal lost their headquarters to a 4th Lancers strike.[11]

A few days later, Caesar Steiner arrived on Giausar and asked for a cease-fire between the combatant units. The Lancers and Guards honored this request. Caesar Steiner ordered the 7th Donegal back to their homeworld and assumed command of the 2nd Donegal. He took the 2nd Donegal to counter the Free Skye attacks. At the same time the remnants of the 167th Division were disowned by Gavin Dow; They were integrated into the 4th Crucis Lancers to rebuild the unit.[12]

After leaving Lyran Alliance space, the Fourth redeployed to their new homeworld of Markesan.[13]

Jihad[edit]

AeroSpace Fighters from the Fourth Crucis Lancers drove off a Word of Blake attack on Markesan in 3072.[14] The attacking Blakists lost a WarShip and two Pocket WarShips. To honor their skill and dedication, the Fourth was reassigned to New Avalon, where it could rebuild in peace.[15]

In 3085 the Fourth left New Avalon, but before they left, the commander of the Davion Brigade of Guards recognized the Fourth as honorary members of the Brigade of Guards. They also received a new battle standard that showed the Fourth's logo superimposed over the logo of the Brigade of Guards.[16] The Fourth then deployed to Kittery.[17] Though still understrength, the Fourth is equipped with brand new equipment.

Dark Age[edit]

The Fourth participated in the Victoria War by launching from Kittery.[18]

They were present on Palmyra when the Draconis Combine invaded that world.[19]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 Major General Charles Duncan is the commanding officer of the unit.[20][21]

As of 3050 to 3062 the commanding officer was Leutnant-General Andrew Giggins, a graduate of the Point Barrow Military Academy.[7][6][22]

As of 3067 to 3085 the Fourth Lancers were commanded by Admiral William Bruecker, later he held the rank of an Marshal.[13][17]

Tactics[edit]

The Fourth Crucis Lancers tend to strike from unexpected directions, taking their opponents by surprise.[6]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers (Regular/Questionable)[23]

- At this point in time the Lancers were a light-weight regiment stationed on Point Barrow and were operating at full strength.[23]

2821[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers (Regular/Questionable)[23]

- At this point in time the Lancers were a light-weight regiment stationed on Chesterton and had been reduced to just over a battalion in strength.[23]

2830[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers (Regular/Questionable)[24]

- At this point in time the Lancers were a medium-weight regiment and had rebuilt to approximately two and a half battalions in strength. The Lancers were stationed on Chesterton.[24]

2864[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers (Regular/Reliable)[24]

- At this point in time the Lancers were a medium-weight regiment stationed on Chesterton, and had been reduced to just a tenth of full strength.[24]

3025[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[21]

  • CO: Major General Charles Duncan

3040[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[25]

3050[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Andrew Giggins

3054[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Veteran/Reliable)>[22]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Andrew Giggins

3062[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- Almost all jump-capable Medium BattleMechs, with one Assault Company

Fourth Crucis Lancers Aerospace Brigade (4 Wings)[6]

  • CO: Leutnant-Kommodore "Wild" Willie Brueckner
  • Seventh Crucis Lancers Aero Wing
  • Eighth Crucis Lancers Aero Wing
  • Fifth Baxley Aerial Recon Wing
  • 120th Minette Light Wing

- A oversized Aero Brigade

Fourth Crucis Lancers Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Elite/Reliable)[6]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Adonias Felice
  • Tenth Crucis Lancers Armored Regiment - Colonel: Arcadio Benz
  • Eleventh Crucis Lancers Armored Regiment - Colonel: Ramond Rameshkumar
  • Twelfth Crucis Lancers Armored Regiment - Leutnant-Colonel Marshal Kail
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Artillery Battalion - Hpt.-Kmd. Rob Roberts

- The Tenth fields heavy armor - The Artillery battalion is a double-size formation.

Fourth Crucis Lancers Infantry Brigade (3 Regiments/Veteran/Fanatical)[6]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Danielle Hartman
    • Aide: Leutnant-Colonel Apollo Makar
  • Seventh Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Leutnant-Colonel: Agueda Lopez-Repp
  • Eighth Crucis Lancers Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Leutnant-Colonel: P.N Meyers Jr.
  • Fourth Crucis Lancers Jump Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Heather Soden
  • 1439th Federation Ranger Battalion - Kommandant: Lex Bradford

- The Fourth's mechanized infantry includes towed weapons.

3067[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Green/Questionable)[13]

  • CO: Admiral William Bruecker

Fourth Crucis Lancer Aerospace Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Colonel Ross Hendricks

Fourth Crucis Lancer Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Leftenant General Tobin Yolander

Fourth Crucis Lancer Infantry Brigade (Green/Questionable)[13]

  • CO: Leftenant General Nokomis Eaglepheather

3079[edit]

The Fourth Crucis Lancers of 3079 had only lost 30% of their pre-Jihad strength and were rebuilding slowly but surely.[15]

3085[edit]

Fourth Crucis Lancers RCT (Regular/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Marshal William Bruecker

Fourth Crucis Aerospace Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[17]

Fourth Crucis Armor Brigade (Veteran/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Major General Tim Kilbride

Fourth CrucisInfantry Brigade (Regular/Fanatical)[17]

  • CO: Major General Taro Ikeda

Notes[edit]

The Crucis Lancers brigade appears to have been created with the formation of the First Crucis Lancers in 2782, as the brigade didn't exist in 2765.[1] The Second Crucis Lancers were founded in 2783,[2] and the Seventh in 2784,[2] while the Third and Fourth had been formed by 2786, although the Sixth and Eighth Crucis Lancers were formed during the First Succession War,[23] indicating that the brigade commands weren't founded in strictly numerical order. A founding date range of 2765-2785 has therefore been given for the Fourth, to take into account that latest date in which the Fourth hadn't been founded and the earliest date by which they were definitely known to exist as a command.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field report 2765: AFFS
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  3. Historical Turning Points: Galtor, p. 15
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 11
  5. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, p. 22
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 70, "4th Crucis Lancers Unit Profile"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 20 Year Update, p. 27, "AFFC Deployment Table" - 3050
  8. not listed in The Dragon Roars, pp.10 - 13
  9. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 101
  10. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 130
  11. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 145
  12. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 146
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 139, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  14. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, p. 99
  15. 15.0 15.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 11
  16. Field Manual: 3085, p. 59
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 69, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  18. Era Report: 3145, p. 52
  19. Technical Readout: 3145 Draconis Combine, p. 30
  20. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 110
  21. 21.0 21.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 136, "Federated Suns Deployment Table"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Objective Raids, p. 19, "AFFC Deployment Table"
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 23.4 First Succession War, p. 134, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 'Fourth succession War, p. 94, "Armed Forces of the Federated Suns (AFFS)"
  25. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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